independent CREATIVE filmmaker based in cape town

About Me

SHOWREEL

Communicating great ideas through film and video.

Who am I?

“I’m a film fanatic, respectful of the power of storytelling, and grateful that I can participate in that process. Being an independent filmmaker means I can work for the causes and clients I believe in. My forte is conceiving and working with narratives that galvanize audiences into action – especially around ideas that positively impact our world.  I’ve been told I’m fun to work with and that my focused Zen approach to filming means getting the job done more efficiently and with less stress. I’m a creative, but I also have an eye for numbers.  I believe that if a story isn’t memorable, it isn’t worth telling.”

BACKGROUND

Lessons critical to success can only be learned through experience. Warren is a team player with nearly two decades of broadcast television and digital video experience under his belt. Awards: TV commercials:  Silver Lourie (Cell-C “Subtitles”, editor); Vuka (Best Use of Humor, editor); Documentary: “Ruk en Riel”, Best Documentary Series (editor & camera).  Warren has conducted scores of interviews over the years, with luminaries like Annie Lennox, Joanne Lefson, Francois Pienaar, and Dylan Lewis. Some of the brands he has worked with include Kelloggs, Great Big Story and The Weather Channel.

What I do
Branded Content

Telling a relatable story on video in a unique, out-the-box way will help your audience care about your message in a way that rote information just can’t do!

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My forte is emotive narratives geared to galvanize audiences wherever they may be. 

DOCUMENTARIES

Documentaries provide an opportunity to understand and connect with real world issues, to inform, to inspire, to motivate.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Music videos allow me to push the envelope and explore new ways to blend sound with imagery.

LIVE EVENTS

I’ve filmed and directed more than 50 live events over the past 10 years – almost all of them multi-cam events.

POST PRODUCTION

I’ve edited hundreds of films and videos over the past two decades.

@zen_cinematic

Gear List:
Arri Alexa Mini (20% less standard rates)
Canon C300 II
Sony AS7 II
Zeiss 55mm F2.8 lens
Sony 28mm F2.0 lens
Canon 24 – 70mm II
Zeiss Distagon Primes (EF)
Rode NTG4 + Boom
Dracast 1k LED
Sachler Tripod
Gimbal for Sony A7sII
Ronin M

Premiere Pro CC, Resolve, After Effects CC, Lightroom & Photoshop CC.

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Some of the top
local and international brands
I have worked with